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Walid S. Chiniara
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  • United Arab Emirates
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Occupation relative to family business
Family Business Advisor
Area of Expertise
Finance, Law
With what family business organizations are you affiliated (e.g., FFI, FBN, IFERA, FERC, CAFE, IFB)?
Family Firm Institute
Family Office Channel
Please share a little about yourself and your business.
Walid is an International Corporate Lawyer, a Family Business Advisor, and a Mediator.

He works with families in business and UHNW family entrepreneurs in the GCC and the MENA region in three areas:

Wealth Preservation
Succession Planning

Walid is based in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates and may be reached at

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Defining a Family Business under the laws of the UAE: Challenges

Defining a Family Business under the laws of the UAE: Challenges


Family business research and statistics is riddled with methodological issues, not least when determining what constitutes a family business. Whether it be in relation to ownership, control or management, countless factors are overlooked, creating inherent flaws in many definitions.  The UAE is no different. To this day, defining a family business…


Posted on October 5, 2013 at 2:25am

Grand Designs

Grand Designs…


Posted on February 8, 2010 at 2:00am

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